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What does Ja- mean?

Ja- [ja] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Ja-) is pronounced ja. It is of American origin. Combination of the Ja- prefix with various endings. Pronunciation emphasis is on the second syllable. See also Jae, Janae, Janessa, Je- and Jo.

Associated with: combination (blend).


Ja- has 43 variants: Jacodi, Jaconda, Jakayla, Jakeisha, Jakira, Jakisha, Jakiya, Jalaina, Jalaine, Jalayna, Jalea, Jaleesa, Jaleese, Jalena, Jalessa, Jalicia, Jalisa, Jalissa, Jaliyah, Jalyn, Jamaine, Jamari, Jameisha, Jameka, Jamesha, Jamiesha, Jamika, Jamisha, Janecia, Janeesa, Janeese, Janeille, Janiel, Janielle, Janika, Janique, Janisha, Janisha, Janora, Jarae, Jaral, Javona and Jazelle.

11 more different relations via Jae, Janae, Janessa, Je-, Jo: Jaena, Janah, Janai, Janay, Janea, Jaya, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jerae and Jinae.

1 masculine form: Je-.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Ja- (unlisted) are Jaliyah (#583 in 2015), Janessa (#721), Janae (#1003), Jakayla (#1368), Jazelle (#1391), Jaya (#1626), Janay, Janai, Jo, Jenae, Janea, Jamesha, Jalessa, Jaleesa, Jakiya, Jalisa, Jalissa, Jameka, Jalyn and Jamika. These relations of Ja- were popular as baby names 75 years ago (average #1903) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1734, down 77%), with versions such as Jaleesa becoming somewhat outmoded. Jaliyah and Janessa are two of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jakayla, Jakiya, Jaleesa, Jalessa, Jalisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jalissa, Jaliyah, Jalyn, Jameka, Jamesha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamika, Janae, Janai, Janay, Janea in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janessa, Jaya, Jazelle, Jenae, Jo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ja- and related baby names outside U.S.